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Creating Drama from Character, in Collaboration with The New Group

Semester and Year WI 2016
Course Number ARTS-UG1029
Section 001
Instructor Ian Morgan
Time 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U


Class will meet on Friday, January 22 from 10am-1:30pm to make up for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


For 20 years, renowned Off-Broadway theatre company The New Group has been premiering and producing character-driven, ensemble-based work. This course will immerse students in the company's approach, which emphasizes character and intimate, visceral ensemble work. Students will jointly develop new performance work through group improvisation and playwriting, while also studying multiple processes and theories of developing a new ensemble-based theatrical work for performance, taking playwright/director Mike Leigh's "improvised play" as a particular model. The course, led by Associate Artistic Director Ian Morgan, will feature master classes from New Group artists, including Artistic Director Scott Elliott.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)